This election isn't about political parties and personalities. It's about jobs. The people you elect will have the power to protect or destroy our jobs, our benefits and our middle-class livelihoods. So VOTE.
Yanira Merino is a proud member of LIUNA and works as the Union’s National Immigration Coordinator. Last year, Merino made history as the first woman and immigrant to win election as president of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA). It is a continuation of the work she has been doing since the 1990s—as an advocate for workers, immigrants, unionism, and economic and social justice.
We sat down with Ms. Merino to discuss the state-of-affairs, her work, and one thing we should consider during National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th to October 15th).